Low Testosterone Treatment in Mount Dora, Florida
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Can Change Your Life
One of the most important factors responsible for aging and disease development in men is the progressive inability to maintain a normal testosterone level. After about the age of 30, our testes produce 1-2% less male hormone every year.
It is commonly thought that it’s normal and completely acceptable to experience changes in our performance status as we get older, including:
- Weight gain (metabolic syndrome)
- Increase in fat/muscle ratio
- Decrease in energy
- A decrease in sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Depression/poor self-image
Several disease states have also been found to be much more prevalent in men with “low-T” such as:
- Atherosclerotic heart disease
- Predisposition to develop prostate cancer, dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease.
You may have noticed that these are diseases commonly found in the elderly. Over the years, many stories have been written about the danger of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), but it has been my experience that few, if any, are true. Common sense should tell you that maintaining a NORMAL hormone level by supplementation with a bio-identical hormone is the most natural and beneficial thing you can do for yourself.
Those patients receiving TRT need a few blood tests a few times a year to determine whether dosing changes will be necessary.
Take note that men of any age can be stricken with a major decrease in testosterone production. We sometimes see “30-year-olds” unable to lose weight or gain muscle and strength despite a strict workout schedule. Typically, many of my patients tell me that they just don’t feel like they used to when recalling their interest in having sexual relations just a few years back. Make an appointment today to see if you’re a candidate for TRT.